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Greenery: Real vs. Faux?

Today we’re talkin’ PLANTS! Now, I am someone who loves a little (er, a lot) of greenery in the home, but unfortunately I have the farthest thing from a green thumb. I even kill succulents. I am also fully aware that if I perhaps dedicated a bit more time to learning how to correctly care for plants (when to water vs. when not to water, etc.) then maybe I wouldn’t have such a hard time. But, ain’t nobody got time…

Interior, Lifestyle

5 Things I Learned from My Design Date with The Property Brothers

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Drew and Jonathan Scott in person as they promoted their new home furnishings site, Casaza. And I was even LUCKIER because I ended up winning the giveaway for a 30 minute design consultation with the brothers as well as a $1,000 credit to the Casaza site! Because Drew and Jonathan are busy traveling and filming on location in Calgary, the consultation was online via Skype. I was SUPER nervous –…

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Get the Look: My Shelves

I don’t know about you, but styling shelves doesn’t always come easy for me. I often struggle to determine the right amount of items to use – the more items you have on a shelf the less of an impact each one will have, but with too few items it will look really sparse. Playing with balance and symmetry can be tricky as well. I’ve been trying to perfect my shelving unit for the past few months since we moved…

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Get the Look: Our Living Room

As promised, here is the first installment of the Get the Look series for our new apartment! In these posts, I will provide direct links to the products we have purchased for our apartment (or if I can’t find the exact product, one that is similar in size/appearance). The one item that was not available through LIKEtoKNOW.it is the couch, which is the Trayce Chenille Queen Sleeper Sofa from Raymour & Flanigan. Thank you in advance for shopping directly through…

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Apartment Update! 3 Months In

I literally cannot believe it’s already been over a month since my last apartment update post… the time is FLYING. I actually feel like it was just January – where did this year go? Anyway, I wanted to do another apartment update because, at long last, I feel like we are (almost) finished! Of course, there are always little things to add (that’s what’s so fun about interior design right?! I’m sure Matt does not agree…) but for the most…

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West Elm Dupes from… Target?!

It’s been a crazy month! Apologies for not posting in a while, but we’ve been doing so much running around getting our apartment together I’ve barely had time to breathe, let alone blog. We’re absolutely LOVING our new apartment, and I’m so obsessed with all the great decor finds I’ve been buying that I wanted to share them all in a post. People keep asking me if I’ve been getting my new stuff from stores like West Elm or Pottery…

Interior, Lifestyle

Move-In Weekend!

After over four months of anticipation, the day had finally arrived – the day we moved to our new apartment in Jersey City! Although I certainly had plenty of time to prepare and plan, it’s still super stressful to make sure everything goes smoothly. Between changing locations for the utility bills, cancelling wifi service at one apartment and starting it up at another, arranging for movers and “no parking” signs, changing your address… it starts to add up after a…

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New Apartment Inspiration

It’s officially the month of our move! Granted, we’re not moving until the absolute last day of May, but still – only 30 days left! It feels like we’ve been counting down for so long  (since February – LONG time to be looking forward to a new apartment) and we’re so excited to actually start to get things going. We have our movers booked, no parking signs purchased, and wifi scheduled for installation. With only a few more things left…

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Top 10 DIYs to Try

As I’m sure you know by now, Matt and I will be moving to our new apartment at the end of May. I’ve been all sorts of inspired to find decor for the new place that fit both of our styles – and what better way to decorate, than with a whole bunch of DIYs! Now, I’m sure I’m being overly ambitious in thinking I’ll actually go out of my way to build things rather than just buy pre-made stuff…